August 30, 2011 - 10:21am
The sun may have set on summer but SU students had plenty of stories to share from their vacation on the first day of classes.

Syracuse University students across the country found ways to keep themselves busy this past summer, with activities ranging from internships to traveling, waitressing jobs to playing lawn games in their free time.

The NewsHouse talked Monday to dozens of students from different states, asking what they filled their summer days with. Activities varied from coast to coast, with no real pattern surfacing.

Dan Klamm, marketing and communications coordinator for the SU’s Career Services, said he’s not surprised.

August 16, 2011 - 12:11pm
Check out more than 50 video stories about Central New York originals.

Throughout a week in July and August, student journalists in a news writing and reporting class from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications branched out across the city of Syracuse and its surrounding areas in search of subjects whose roots are connected to the Central New York area.

The 57 video stories captured a range of characters, from those that are a part of multigenerational businesses to individuals just starting to establish a base in the area.

May 6, 2011 - 2:26pm
Busting myths and misconceptions about a recreational drug that has seen its popularity rise in Syracuse.

If you've lived in the Syracuse area over the past year there's a chance you've heard the name, "Molly."

January 10, 2011 - 10:26pm
A guide to local skateboard parks to help you find the perfect place to hone your skills.

If you’re looking for a skate park to get all that skating out of your system, three skate parks are within a 10-minute drive from the Syracuse University campus. Use the map above to find out more information about each CNY skate park, plus videos about the parks in Syracuse.

January 10, 2011 - 4:08pm
A lifelong skater and SU graduate student is on board with local skaters even if it's not quite Philly, NYC or other big cities.

Syracuse isn’t a hot bed for skateboarding, right? Think again.

While it may not compare to the bigger cities like New York City or Philadelphia, Syracuse still has a thriving skate scene. With three parks within 10 minutes of Syracuse University and others within an hours drive, it’s easy to find a park that fits your needs, year-round.

Brandon Gomez, a Syracuse University media studies graduate student and skateboard enthusiast, was also one of the skateboarders who helped create the skate park at Ormond Spencer Park in Syracuse.

December 8, 2010 - 6:21pm
A Syracuse newcomer reflects on the snowfall that shows no signs of stopping.

New England weather is moody. Growing up in southwestern Connecticut, I saw times when it was warm in winter months and freezing cold in spring and summer.

Three years ago my family moved to Long Island, and in December 2009, there was a substantial blizzard where up to 26 inches of snow struck the ground, according to Newsday. It was unexpected, and it was a necessity to cozy up under blankets and have a nice cup of hot chocolate.

November 18, 2010 - 11:00pm
If you're not going home for the holidays but crave an affordable home-cooked meal, check out these seven cozy local restaurants.

One day out of the year, we get together with people we love, share a meal and give thanks. But as students, not all of us can go home to our families for Thanksgiving. I set out on a mission: to find local restaurants open on Thanksgiving with great meals under $25. The catch? Each restaurant must have a fireplace, just like home. Home might not always be where your family is, but the hearth may just remind you of where you’re from.

August 12, 2010 - 9:19am
Check out 75 video and photo stories throughout the Salt City as they unfold one summer morning.

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, student journalists in a news writing and reporting class from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications fanned out across the five regions of Syracuse, listening to, watching and reporting on the stories surrounding them.

The 75 video and photo stories captured second-by-second that morning share a slice of Syracuse that's been dubbed, "Secs in the City."

July 6, 2010 - 11:11pm
Affordable food and friendly locals both have a place at Central New York's neighborhood restaurants.

You now can explore the world of diner culture with videos and profiles on more than a dozen of these favorite local eateries at The extensive and informative website includes:

Featured diner videos

Get to know the characters, directions and menus of these places:

June 12, 2010 - 5:05pm
If you have to spend the summer in Syracuse, you may as well enjoy it. We suggest several great local parks for when the weather heats up.

It seems hard to believe sometimes, but Syracuse is hot during the summer months! When the snow finally melts for good and the temperature rises, Central New York becomes a lovely place to be.